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Posted 09/03/2015   6:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add I Brake For Stamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
We are all OCD about something. I confess I am about some things. One might think something is a major issue while others don't. I think this is all this thread boils down to.

My major issue here is... Just what the heck does "pedantic" mean?!


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Posted 09/03/2015   6:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Hieronymus to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
OCD

well, more precisely, it means being a fussily self-important stickler for unimportant details. Of course, sticklerarity is in the eyes of the beholder.

And so is unimportantness.

There, take that, Autocorrect.
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Edited by Hieronymus - 09/03/2015 6:48 pm
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Posted 09/03/2015   7:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add blcjr to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Ha! This thread got moved. Well, it served its purpose, I think. I now know how the process works at getting postings in the correct forum.
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Posted 09/03/2015   7:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add sdtom to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
If you need a dictionary I'll mail one to you
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Posted 09/03/2015   8:01 pm  Show Profile Check KGV Collector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add KGV Collector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Finally the answer!

Somebodies gloves ended up in the sock draw.

And worse still a pair of socks were pointing East to West & not North to South.Oh Dear!

We are looking at an excessive compulsive disorder.
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Posted 09/03/2015   8:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Hieronymus to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It applies not only to sock drawers but more centrally to fussiness about language or concepts--someone who officiously corrects someone on details of grammar or logic or arithmetic. But by extension, it can apply to stamp forums (a pedant would insist on stamp fora, since the Latin plural of forum is fora) or even to auto mechanics, although, as a card-carrying pedant, I think I need to insist that it really only extremely rarely gets applied to auto-mechanics, cooking, gardening, or housecleaning.

Of course those who accuse others of pedantry often turn around and get all pedantic on us without even noticing the hypocrisy. (To spell hypocrisy correctly one almost needs to be a confirmed and incorrigible pedant. Autocorrect is not a pedant, since it usually incorrectly corrects non-errors. True pedants usually correctly correct others but do so in a manner perceived to be intrusive or otherwise unwelcome.)

Being a pedant, I have just pedantically defined pedantry.
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Edited by Hieronymus - 09/03/2015 8:50 pm
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Posted 09/03/2015   9:25 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bobby131313 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Very pedantish of you.
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Posted 09/03/2015   10:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Jenny2U to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Of course if one were a real pedantic they would complain that several topics were moved to the wrong forum. Cinderellas have their own forum , so no need to put them with world classics. But only pedantics would notice ...
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Posted 09/03/2015   11:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampcrow to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Ahhh, now I can sleep
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Posted 09/04/2015   07:18 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Hieronymus to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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But only pedantics would notice ..


Well, actually, only pedants would notice. The noun is pedant, the adjective is pedantic. Pedantish is a cinderella adjective.

Pedants of the world unite, you've nothing to lose but the good will of everyone around you.
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Posted 09/04/2015   07:21 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Hieronymus to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
And I suppose that we need a new thread, perhaps even a new forum: philatelic pedantry or pedantic philately or some such.

Except that about 90% of what we post on SCF would belong in that forum, which would suck all the oxygen out of SCF.
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Posted 09/04/2015   08:51 am  Show Profile Check KRelyea's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add KRelyea to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I really don't mind when folks post an inappropriate topic in a Forum I read, what I worry about is when someone posts a topic I want to read in a Forum I don't read. So if someone sees a topic I want to read in a Forum I don't read I would appreciate it if you asked to have it moved to a topic I do read. Thanks!
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Posted 09/04/2015   11:29 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
... So if someone sees a topic I want to read in a Forum I don't read I would appreciate it if you asked to have it moved to a topic I do read ...


On it!
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Posted 09/04/2015   11:48 am  Show Profile Check KRelyea's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add KRelyea to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Ikey, I'm glad somebody "got it"!
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Posted 10/02/2015   7:58 pm  Show Profile Check KGV Collector's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add KGV Collector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Someone has decided that what has been the norm for 6 year that I know of is now not acceptable.

Like 75% of the postings should not be in the main forum alone by this new craziness that I believe has started here.

Not a happy camper........
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